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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by CapCollector16, Jul 22, 2015.
That's what the "Which brewery has gained a following the fastest" thread is for
jhavs said it. Lost Nation is way under appreciated. I met the head brewer last year. Good dude. They had a beer that was like an orgasm in my mouth. Just unreal. I regret to this day that I didn't get a growler of it.
On this site, pick almost any classic British or German brewery and you will find an underrated brewery. Samuel Smith, Fuller's, Young's all come to mind from Britain.
Sly Fox. I think they make some of the best lagers in America. I love visiting their brew pub when I am in the area just to taste their latest creations. Abita also makes several styles well and their latest releases have all been really tasty.
2nd shift for me as well
How about the Brew Kettle & Hoppin Frog. There local for me and I overlook them from time to time. But everything they do is solid
I love Pipeworks, but they are not underrated. They are hyped quite a bit in chicago.
I think Spiteful would be my answer at the current moment. But with Brickstone now canning, that may change soon.
The sadly defunct-for-now Enlightenment. Fantastic saisons, pretty overlooked even locally because, well... saisons. Those of us in the know will certainly miss them.
Good they should be!
Noble was batting 1.000 with me, and then they made sorachi ace showers lol
I still love them though!
I personally Tired Hands doesn't get nearly enough credit however I admit I am a bit of a "fangirl" for them.
Although I do not like Purple Haze . I agree some of their newer beers including Wrought Iron IPA are very good
I've recently been exposed to Neshaminy Creek and I feel like they get next to no love on here, they're producing some great stuff
I personally wasn't a huge fan of it but "Shape of Hops to Come" has gotten some decent love and attention.
Ozark Beer Company in Rogers Arkansas. Their BDCS was one of the best beers I've ever had and was definitely better than most of the hyped barrel aged stouts on BA. The APA and Belgian are great, as well. By the end of the year, they should be canning their IPA, Cream Stout and Onyx Coffee Stout. I can't wait for distribution to Oklahoma.
Fat Heads. Yes they are local but I honestly have not had a bad beer from them and Head Hunter is a massively underrated IPA.
What's the latest count of U.S. breweries, according to the Brewers Association - 3,464 at the end of 2014? I'm sure there are a ton of all-time greatly under-valued breweries except to those customers who know that great local one and they support it with patronage and by turning on their friends, families and acquaintances.
I think Head Hunter has won a few awards... Great beers!
Stoudt's in PA. Best Maibock ever. Excellent Pils which got bronze at WBC.
Idk where you guys are at in Indiana, but Taxman in Bargersville is outstanding as well. They specialize in Belgium beers and have great food too. They apparently are gonna start a canning line and sour brewing too.
I'm located in Indy. Been meaning to go to Taxman as I've had a couple of their stuff at La Margarita and heard they make some quality stuff. Though, didn't they just start up like a year or two ago? Seems a bit too early for them to start canning.
Its definately early you're right. I think it'll be a while before they start canning/making sours but one of the bartenders told me they bought the old building south of their brewery (think it is an old fire station?) that they are gonna do that in. Im assuming they have to fix it up and everything first of course, so not sure how long it will take.
Regardless, heavily recommend swinging by the brewpub for a couple pints; the tripel and ipa are both solid. they also usually have a Brewmaster's special, which is one of their beers that they put a twist on by adding an ingredient, barrel aging it, etc.
And the head brewer really is into guitars. He is/was a poster on Thegearpage.net where I frequent.
Real Ale out of Blanco, Texas. They are now a medium to large craft brewery. Everything they put out is solid, but they aren't the cool new guy to go buy beer from. They just make great beer regularly.
I'm sure many will disagree but I think Epic Brewing out of Utah is very underrated, with the exception of Big Bad Baptist, many of their beers are quite tasty.
Awesome. I don't think we'll be canning the Onyx Coffee Stout that soon though.
I'll put in a nod for a little known (Maybe outside of Colorado) brewery called Elevation in the middle of nowhere- Poncha Springs. (BFE)
They have awesome hoppy beers and their barrel aged offerings are phenominal- Oil Man and False Summit are spectacular
Oh, - and River North Brewery in CO is also becoming one of my favorites and not garnering much national attention
Flying Dog for sure. No liquor store employees seem to like them, the only beer anybody seems to talk about is raging bitch, yet the consistently put out solid brews every 3 months.
I agree they put out some really good stuff but their bottle pricing is borderline insane. Their can stuff is reasonably priced but their bottled stuff is...a serious joke.
I really enjoyed the Raspberry Gulch that I stumbled upon when I was in Colorado.
I'll go with 2 locals and then a regional. Locally, Urban Chestnut is pretty awesome if you are looking for traditional styles and new takes on them. Their German lagers are second to none in the US (at least I haven't found comparable yet). Also 4 Hands makes consistently good beers all the time and then the occasional big, barrel aged, highly sought after beer.
Regionally, I will always go back to Founders. I know that no one really considers them underrated, but the everyday beers they put out (I'm talking Porter, Dirty Bastard, All Day) are really good at a good price point. Also, their seasonals are rarely a miss for me, especially when you add their recent black IPA's and there is always FBS.
Right on both selections. As drinks writer Lew Bryson put it: "Well, yeah, but...this IS southeastern Pennsylvania, the best place for lagers outside of central Europe."
Well, now I'm bummed.
Saint Archer is great and a little underrated. They make some solid IPAs
The other two you mentioned should be the next to be canned though.
Summit doesn't get nearly enough love here. Also, though they're only in MN at this time, Fulton is one that I think we'll be discussing a lot more in the years to come. They're not 'under-rated' so much as they just haven't hit the big radar yet, but they will.
I'm a really big fan of a small brewery Due South down here in Florida. I believe I've had some FANTASTIC brews from there.